Saturday, May 20, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - Summer at the Little Wedding Shop: Bunting & Bouquets by Jane Linfoot

 
 Review by Suze
 
Lily gets a job offer she can't refuse, she's being asked to become the new wedding stylist of Brides by the Sea. That means she's back with her former employer, but this time she has much more responsibility. She has plenty of experience, especially with flowers, but has never styled a wedding before. Will she be able to manage? She doesn't even have time to worry, because the first request to help out a demanding bride comes in straight away. Lily's supposed to work together with Kit, the direct competition of her best friend Poppy. Lily doesn't want to be disloyal, but she doesn't have a choice if she wants to keep her customers happy.
 
Kit needs Lily's help, but she only reluctantly gives it. He's offering the family manor as a wedding location to happy couples, but he has no idea what he's doing. He needs guidance and advice, but every time Lily tells him something she feels guilty because of Poppy. It's a great season for weddings and Lily has plenty of customers. Meanwhile she has to keep an eye on Kit. Will she be able to be successful at her job, so she can give her friends, family and clients everything they dream of?
 
Summer at the Little Wedding Shop: Bunting & Bouquets is a wonderful romantic story. Lily is a bit insecure, while she's fabulous, she can be prickly in an endearing way and she has a heart of gold. She's always there for the people who need her and with her clever and creative ideas she often saves the day. She's capable and driven and I liked her very much. I love all the women of Brides by the Sea and enjoy reading about their adventures, which Jane Linfoot describes in a lighthearted humoristic way. Their precious friendship is a joy to read about, which makes the books extra special. 
 
Kit's behavior often irritates Lily. She isn't happy with his new business plan and she thinks his family can't take anything seriously and will destroy people if that is what's most convenient for them. Kit has a lot to prove and I loved how tenacious and patient he is. He has a great sense of humor and he's a kind and caring person. I immediately liked the chemistry between Kit and Lily, they clearly have a deep connection and I couldn't wait to find out more about both their history and future and flew through the pages because of this.
 
Jane Linfoot's settings are absolutely amazing. Brides by the Sea is warm and welcoming and it's a fantastic place to read about. Because of Jane Linfoot's expressive and sparkling descriptions the story comes to life incredibly well. The wedding venues are beautiful and I enjoyed reading about the preparations, the inevitable problems that arise at weddings and their solutions, the stunning dresses and the gorgeous garden of the manor with its colorful flowers. Summer at the Little Wedding Shop: Bunting & Bouquets is cheerful, charming, entertaining, heartwarming and fun. I really loved this terrific scintillating book.
 
Advice
 
If you love weddings Jane Linfoot's The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series is an absolute must-read. The stories can be read as standalones, but if you want to know every single detail you should start with the first one, Cupcakes & Confetti.
 
About Jane Linfoot
 

I write happy fiction, with feisty heroines and lots of heart.

Writing is cool, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the chaos – happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket.

I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage & most things french. When I’m not on facebook or twitter, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

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Giveaway
 
 

One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a signed copy of Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins & Snowflakes.
 
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21 comments:

  1. What a perfect book for summer reading! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Sounds like a heartwarming story. Love the charming cover too.

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  3. this sounds like a terrific heart warming summer read xx

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  4. those sound really great and the cover are simply magical

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  5. This is at the top of my to buy list as I have really enjoyed the previous two.

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  6. This sounds so good would love to read and leave reviews at amazon and goodreads Thank you for the chance sorry don;t know how to link!

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  7. Christmas at the little wedding shop sounds great, I love the cover. Thank you

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  8. Sounds like a great read and I love the cover.

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  9. This would be a nice book to read as it's almost summer time; meaning, the weather is hot and I could use some cool weather reading lol I do like to read about weddings since I probably won't have one! :)

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  10. It sounds lovely, I can't wait to read it!

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  11. Love the sound of this. Really enjoy books which are set in shops and also includes another of my favourite topics, weddings. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. Love the sound of your books. Thanks for the chance x

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  13. I love these books, I have read both and can't wait for the third but I really want to read Jess' story

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. That's a book I will really enjoy. Gorgeous cover.

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  16. Sounds so lovely. I love Christmas themed books.

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  17. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  18. I'd love to visit the Little Wedding Shop. These stories sound so cute.

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